Tiny Houses

Pint-sized tiny house nets some extra living space

Pint-sized tiny house nets som...
The Autumn features a net area that offers a little extra space for relaxing
The Autumn features a net area that offers a little extra space for relaxing
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The Autumn's exterior is finished in vinyl, with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban-inspired charred wooden detailing
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The Autumn's exterior is finished in vinyl, with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban-inspired charred wooden detailing
The Autumn measures a total length of just 6 m (20 ft)
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The Autumn measures a total length of just 6 m (20 ft)
The Autumn features generous glazing, maximizing natural light within
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The Autumn features generous glazing, maximizing natural light within
The Autumn's kitchen includes a two-burner propane-powered stove, a dishwasher, and a microwave
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The Autumn's kitchen includes a two-burner propane-powered stove, a dishwasher, and a microwave
The Autumn's kitchen has a neat range hood that disappears into the cabinetry when not in use
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The Autumn's kitchen has a neat range hood that disappears into the cabinetry when not in use
The Autumn features a relatively spacious U-shaped kitchen
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The Autumn features a relatively spacious U-shaped kitchen
The Autumn's kitchen includes a small pet door for the owner's dog
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The Autumn's kitchen includes a small pet door for the owner's dog
The Autumn has just one bedroom, which is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling
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The Autumn has just one bedroom, which is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling
The Autumn's bedroom has a small folding desk area for working from home
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The Autumn's bedroom has a small folding desk area for working from home
The Autumn features a net area that offers a little extra space for relaxing
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The Autumn features a net area that offers a little extra space for relaxing
The Autumn's interior is finished in plywood, with wallpaper provided by the owner adding a splash of color
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The Autumn's interior is finished in plywood, with wallpaper provided by the owner adding a splash of color
The Autumn's hammock net is reached by ladder. The ladder also provides access to the half-staircase that reaches the loft
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The Autumn's hammock net is reached by ladder. The ladder also provides access to the half-staircase that reaches the loft
The Autumn's living room area is small and faces the home's glass doors
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The Autumn's living room area is small and faces the home's glass doors
The Autumn features a storage closet near the bathroom
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The Autumn features a storage closet near the bathroom
The Autumn's bathroom includes an incinerating toilet
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The Autumn's bathroom includes an incinerating toilet
The Autumn's bathroom features a washer/dryer and some storage space
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The Autumn's bathroom features a washer/dryer and some storage space
The Autumn's bathroom includes a corner shower and a small sink
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The Autumn's bathroom includes a corner shower and a small sink
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New Zealand-based Build Tiny's latest model is one of its smallest to date. Named Autumn, the tiny house is a total length of just 6 m (20 ft) and its compact but well-thought-out interior boosts living space with a neat little raised net area.

The Autumn is based on a double-axle trailer and its exterior is clad in vinyl, with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban-inspired charred wooden detailing. The interior is finished in plywood, with a splash of color coming from wallpaper provided by the owner. With its length of 6 m (20 ft) and a width of 2.4 m (7.8 ft), the tiny house is not the smallest we've seen but is a lot more compact than the average North American model nowadays, which are typically over 9 m (30 ft) in length.

The Autumn's exterior is finished in vinyl, with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban-inspired charred wooden detailing
The Autumn's exterior is finished in vinyl, with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban-inspired charred wooden detailing

As visitors enter the home, there's a U-shaped kitchen to the left. This includes quite a lot of cabinet space, a dishwasher, sink, microwave, propane-powered two-burner stove, and a fancy little mini range hood/extractor that lowers back into the cabinetry out of view when not in use.

Next to the kitchen lies a small living room area that faces double glass doors, and above this is the suspended net, which is reached by ladder and serves as an extra relaxing area for lounging around. Moving further along the ground floor presents some storage space and a bathroom, which contains a corner shower, a sink, an incinerating toilet, and a washer/dryer, plus yet more storage.

The Autumn features a relatively spacious U-shaped kitchen
The Autumn features a relatively spacious U-shaped kitchen

There's just one bedroom in the Autumn. It's reached by first using the same ladder that provides access to the net and then transferring to a sort of half-staircase. Once up there, it's a typical loft-style tiny house bedroom with a low ceiling and a double bed – though there is a handy lowered platform area to make it possible to stand upright and get dressed easier. A small folding desk that's used as a basic home office, and yet more storage space, complete the upper level.

The Autumn was delivered as a turnkey build ready to move in, including furniture and appliances, though we've no word on the price of this one. And Build Tiny proudly tells us that the home has been nominated for a New Zealand Tiny House Award.

Source: Build Tiny

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oldpistachio
That first photo, of the mesh-bed: That would be a cool way to sleep when it's hot: throw down a thin sheet, direct a little fan up at your back: the half of your body the gets sweaty in a regular bed is now cooling you instead! Maybe you'll use less A/C. The mesh-bed, sort of like a hammock, but not bad for your back. Now I'll read the article.